Mehbooba expresses anguish over youth's death

Mehbooba expresses anguish over youth's death

Mehbooba expresses anguish over youth's death
Ruling PDP president Mehbooba Mufti today expressed anguish over the tragic death of a youth in the outskirts of the city allegedly in security forces action during clashes with protesters.

In a statement, Mehbooba condemned all acts and forms  of violence perpetrated by any party that prevent or hinder  efforts of bringing peace and stability in Jammu and Kashmir.

Gowhar Ahmad Dar, an engineering student, was hit by a tear smoke shell allegedly fired by police to disperse a stone-pelting mob near his Zainakote residence last evening.He succumbed to injuries at a hospital.

Mehbooba said while the Government has already ordered  an official inquiry into the tragic death of the youth, the  people who instigate the gullible boys to resort to violent  actions must stop exacerbating the miseries of Kashmiris who  have underwent the darkest era of death and destruction for  the past more than two decades.

"Having suffered immensely over the years, the people  in Jammu and Kashmir now want to live in peace and instigators and perpetrators of violence must read the writing on the wall," she said.

"Time has come for the people of the State to raise  their voice against all forms of violence," she added.

Condemning the attacks on the people who attended the  Prime Minister's rally here yesterday, Mehbooba said nobody  has the right to resort to atrocious violent means against the people for following a certain political thought.

The PDP president, who is a Lok Sabha member, visited  various hospitals in Srinagar today to enquire about the  condition of the persons who were injured in senseless stone-pelting incidents in various parts of Kashmir while they were on their way back after attending the Prime Minister's  rally.

"Such an unruly behaviour is not acceptable in a civilized society and nobody has the right to browbeat and  commit atrocities on the cadres of the political parties who  attended the Prime Minister's rally," she said.